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China Film takes first stake in Hollywood movies

China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. China Film Co. will make an "eight-figure equity investment" in two upcoming films...

Joe Downtown: Company gets tax credits for shooting movie in Las Vegas

Mark Balint, left, head of production for Silver State Production Services, and Jason Miller, CEO of Downtown Films, listen to a Nevada Economic Development Commission hearing at the Sawyer State Building Monday, April 14, 2014. A production company called LPF One DTIG LLC and affiliated with the Downtown Project is applying for a tax incentive for a proposed movie production starring Dakota Fanning that will be filmed in Las Vegas.

A production company shooting a movie in Las Vegas starring Dakota Fanning has received $297,000 in state tax credits. The company, LPF One DTIG LLC, will be filming in Southern Nevada until early May and already has shot at a downtown club, at Mount Charleston and today was at ....

Downtown landmark El Sombrero Café closes, Lego builds up to grand opening

El Sombrero

A longtime downtown landmark closes as a Lego lover’s paradise debuts. PT’s opens a new pub while an eatery offers employees a training opportunity. ...

Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers

Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers

When high rollers come to Las Vegas, they expect to be treated like royalty, to spend a weekend living out a hip-hop video — all comped, and all in exchange for laying down bets. And they expect these perks to be delivered by ...

City makes room for another mall

A streetscape rendering of the Shops at Summerlin.

The Shops at Summerlin is slated to open near the end of this year. But after the ceremonial ribbon has been cut, after the congratulations and adulations are doled out, what exactly will shoppers walk into?

You learn it, you make it, you bottle it, you drink it

Liquid pastime: U Bottle It owner Gary Hails wants you to discover the joys of making your own beer and wine.

People who like craft beer and quality wine will love the Henderson business that teaches customers how to make and bottle their own libations. The owner says it’s fun, it wills save money and it’s a nice hobby or even date night activity.

People on the move: April 13-19

In this week's edition: Susan Borst, Doreen Spears Hartwell, Heidi Zupancic, Matthew Burns, Ruben Fontes, Richard Galin, Doug Ward, among others ...

Cowboys’ stadium is big, but it’s not Vegas

George Strait, Entertainer of the Year, greets Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the photo room during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014. The 2015 ACMA show will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

The Academy of Country Music Awards couldn’t resist the lure of Jerry Jones’ giant TV screen for one year, but they’ll be back.

Turning the tables on health care

Dr. Zubin Damania works at Turntable Health, where patients can interact with medical teams by email, text or even Skype.

The concierge-style business model, which is growing in Las Vegas, is getting positive reviews from patients, but how it will fare in sync with Obamacare remains to be seen ...

El Sombrero restaurant says farewell to Las Vegas after 64 years

The open sign is off at El Sombrero restaurant located on Main Street, which has been open since 1950, during its last day of operation Saturday, April 12, 2014.

The restaurant wasn't packed on its last day, but the only empty tables available were on reserve and the patrons who were already enjoying their dinner looked like regulars ...

Las Vegas’ big bet on gay tourism

Two actors are shown in a screenshot from "The Check Out," a new advertisement from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The ad, according to LVCVA officials, is the first national mainstream tourism television commercial that celebrates same-sex relationships.

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Joe Downtown: New management at The Ogden’s Wild eyes healthier business model

Natalie Young and Elyse Martin.

The Downtown Project has taken over Wild, the gluten-free pizza restaurant on the first floor of The Ogden, and has employed a former chef to help ...

Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey

An IGT video slot machine promotes Power Bucks during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.  Power Bucks is a "bolt-on" progressive, meaning casinos can digitally connect it to any IGT slot machine to make it a progressive. When Power Bucks is enabled, a progressive tracker appears at the top of the screen.

Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada and New Jersey. It will be expanded …

Hillary Clinton ducks object thrown at her during Las Vegas speech

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown onstage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Hillary Clinton ducked an object thrown at her while speaking today to a Las Vegas convention crowd, but she was uninjured and laughed off the incident. "Good thing she didn't play softball like I did," Clinton quipped. The crowd...

Mayweather tweets about $75K in winnings with bets on UConn in Final Four

The official weigh-in for undefeated boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“Money” is at it again. Boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took to Twitter this week to brag about winning a combined $75,000 in two Final Four bets …